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Bruno Mars donates 24K Thanksgiving meals to Salvation Army

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Bruno Mars and the Hooligans performed at Aloha Stadium on Thursday. Mars announced that he is making a donation to the Salvation Army annual Thanksgiving Dinner meal program in Hawaii that will provide 24,000 meals to local residents this holiday season.

He may have wrapped up his 24K Magic World Tour shows in Hawaii on Sunday, but Bruno Mars performed a different kind of 24K magic that will last beyond his final show at Aloha Stadium.

The Hawaii-born pop star announced Sunday morning that he is making a donation to the Salvation Army — Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division’s 48th annual Thanksgiving Dinner meal program. His gift will provide 24,000 meals to Hawaii residents this holiday season.

“We are humbled and honored by this generous donation from Hawaii’s own Bruno Mars,” Salvation Army Major Jeff Martin said in a statement. “Because of his amazing gift, 24,000 meals will be provided to those in need on this Thanksgiving holiday in Hawaii. Bruno is a shining example of how people in Hawaii step forward and take care of one another and we are grateful to him for his aloha and kokua.”

The program annually feeds more than 2,000 people at Neal S. Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, and this gift allows the program to expand this year to more homebound residents. To get more details about how to volunteer at next year’s luncheon (sign-ups for this year’s event are full), visit the Salvation Army’s website.

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